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Feb. 9, 2017

Acquisition update: U.S., Canada governments partner on model and test activities to support heavy polar icebreaker acquisition efforts

The U.S. and Canadian governments on Feb. 7 established a partnership that will enable the U.S. Coast Guard heavy polar icebreaker acquisition program to test and validate potential heavy polar icebreaker design models at Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) in St John’s, Newfoundland.

Feb. 8, 2017

Acquisition update: Coast Guard accepts 22nd fast response cutter

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 22nd fast response cutter (FRC), Bailey Barco, in Key West, Florida, Feb. 7.

Feb. 6, 2017

Coast Guard awards automatic flight control system component contract

The Coast Guard awarded a $3.7 million contract to Rockwell Collins Inc. for production of 140 automatic flight control system (AFCS) control panels for its MH-65E short range recovery helicopters Dec. 20, 2016.

Jan. 30, 2017

Acquisition update: Second MH-65E transfers to training center for curriculum development

The Coast Guard transferred its second MH-65E Dolphin short range recovery helicopter to Aviation Training Center (ATC) Mobile, Alabama, Jan. 25 for use in developing a training curriculum for the new models.

Jan. 30, 2017

Acquisition update: keel authenticated for eighth national security cutter

The Coast Guard and Ingalls Shipbuilding authenticated the keel for the eighth national security cutter (NSC), Midgett, in Pascagoula, Mississippi, today.

Jan. 17, 2017

Coast Guard Headquarters To Hold 2017 Industry Day Feb. 6

The Coast Guard will hold an industry day at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., Feb. 6, 2017 to inform contractors of its procurement goals and notify them of potential opportunities.The event will support the following Coast Guard headquarters directorates and commands: Human Resources (CG-1), the Deputy Commandant for Operations (CG-DCO),

Jan. 13, 2017

Acquisition Update: Acquisition Directorate Looks To Continue Operational Successes With OPC C4ISR Design

The Coast Guard shattered its record for drug interdictions in fiscal year 2016 due in large part to the enhanced capabilities of the national security cutters and their advanced command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems. The Acquisition Directorate’s C4ISR Program is working to bring

Jan. 12, 2017

Acquisition update: Coast Guard conducts small unmanned aircraft system testing on Cutter Stratton

The Coast Guard completed system operational verification testing of a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) on Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, a national security cutter (NSC) based in Alameda, California, Jan. 2.

Jan. 3, 2017

Acquisition update: Production awarded for ninth national security cutter

National security cutters (NSCs) – including Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, shown patrolling the ice edge in the Arctic Ocean in support of Operation Arctic Shield, Aug. 28, 2016 – provide the Coast Guard with enhanced operational capabilities in the offshore environment.

Sept. 15, 2016

Acquisition update: Coast Guard selects offshore patrol cutter design

The Coast Guard today selected Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc. of Panama City, Florida, to continue to the detail design and construction phase (Phase II) of the offshore patrol cutter acquisition program.